- Thousands of Haitians are fleeing beaten Tuesday before the hurricane Matthew. Their meager hideaways in low-lying coastal areas were in danger by 'life-threatening' storm surge, wind and rain, said the US National Hurricane Center.
Before the arrival of the hurricane was warned for days. Many residents did not leave, however, because they their stuff should abandon. Since the devastating earthquake of 2010, tens of thousands live in tents or huts.
The Red Cross has mobilized 3,000 volunteers to help in evacuations. Also, relief supplies are ready for 3000 families.
Hurricane Matthew attracts Tuesday in Haiti on the eastern tip of Cuba to the Bahamas and Florida. With wind speeds up to 230 kilometers per hour is the worst storm in the Caribbean for years.